Did you know there is a great, inexpensive sensory material in your bathroom cabinet? It's shaving cream! Shaving foam is one of our favorite items to use for play and learning. Why? It is readily available and can be used in all sorts of ways. It is also messy, so if you are mess averse, this might not be for you. But in our house, when something is messy, it makes it all the more fun. The great thing about a shaving cream mess though, is that it is easy to clean up. These 10 Shaving Cream Activities for Kids require very little setup and will keep kids busy and having fun.
All of these sensory play activities are meant to be done under parent supervision and not used with kids who are still putting everything in their mouths. Shaving cream is safe for toddlers to play with under careful adult supervision.
Why these shaving cream activities are awesome
- So many fun things to do with shaving cream from art to learning and much more!
- Frugal way to provide a sensory experience for kids
- Just plain fun!
Shaving cream activities for kids
You can use this technique to make cards and gift wrap for any occasion.
Set up a bake shop for the kids and "bake" up some pretend pumpkin pies.
Water beads are so fun for kids to play with. We tried them with shaving cream for a totally new sensory experience.
I am often asked how do you make colored shaving cream. This paint is super easy to make with just a few ingredients and washes off glass surfaces and bathtubs easily. Use it to create lots of shaving cream crafts and shaving cream art.
You can even use shaving cream for learning games. Kids will have so much fun getting their hands messy in this shaving cream sensory bin and learning in a hands on way.
This fine motor and sensory activity helps preschoolers with pre-handwriting skills. Such a fun shaving cream play idea!
My kids love hunting for things and had such fun digging through the shaving cream in search of letters. Another fun play idea to learn with shaving cream sensory play!
This shaving cream activity is sure to brighten your day. The shaving cream acts as a sort of glue for the colored straws.
This fun shaving cream activity really works kids' fine motor skills. The shaving cream in this sensory bin provides just the right amount of resistance to the straws. Kids will love this messy play ideas.
This is the perfect sensory activity if you have a dinosaur lover at home. Kids love messy sensory play!
Frequently asked questions
It can be a lot of fun for kids and provide an excellent sensory experience provided kids are supervised while playing. Many kids love the texture of shaving cream.
If you have a local dollar store, you can buy shaving cream there. It is a great place to get inexpensive shaving cream.
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